(3.5 stars rounded up to a 4 on Goodreads)
The Book Proposal by K.J. Micciche is a humorous contemporary romance, and the author’s debut novel. We follow the dual perspectives of our main characters.
Romance author Gracie was recently dumped by her fiancé just before their wedding. After drinking a bit too much with her friends in celebration of the bullet she dodged, she drunk-emails her unrequited high school crush via his work email. Colin, now a successful attorney, has also had a recent breakup, and ends up writing her back. Quickly striking up a friendship with a trajectory for more, Colin offers his story to Gracie to use for her next project with a looming deadline.
This one was a fun and light read where I laughed out loud several times. Most of this book had the sense of humor that I enjoy, but some of it leaned little too hard in the toilet humor category. Sometimes the main characters felt like they were acting a little young for their age, but I chalked that up to their recent breakups and trying to sort out their lives again after things took a hard left turn.
I typically like dual perspectives in romance novels. The chapters from Gracie’s POV were always way longer than the chapters from Colin’s, which felt weird to me. I’d have loved to see more from his point of view.
I enjoyed the plot and had an inkling about where it was going, but I wasn’t mad about that. Honestly, that’s one of the things I kind of like about some romance novels because I like to read them as brain candy or a comfort read. I thought it was cool that the book itself explains about open and closed door sex scenes, and shows both with open doors with the book that Gracie is writing, and closed doors between Gracie and Colin in real life.
This would be a great beach read. I am definitely going to pick up more books by this author in the future.
I received a copy of this book to review. All opinions contained herein are my own. The Book Proposal comes out Tuesday, May 16th, 2023!
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